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Ubuntu commands manual

Asked by William Pabon on 2010-08-26

I'm looking for a book or manual that lists and describe the commands and statements of the Ubuntu Linux OS. This is for my own education on the matter. Specifically the book should define the commands (or statements), its purpose and give examples on how to use them. It would be great if the book covers version 10.04 LTS.

If such a book exists, please let me know. Thanks

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you have it already:

man command

then use cursors to scroll.

replace command with the actual command you want help with

e.g.

man cp

will give the switches and options of the cp command (copy)

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #3

Are there hard copies (pdf or html) of the manual?

If you search for the same command in most web search engines you may find an HTML version. KDE certainly has it in Dolphin but online will be ok

e.g.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=man+cp&go=&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n&sk=&sc=1-6

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #6

You can get one off amazon. it was published in 2006. the title is Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Ubuntu and Debian Power Users

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #7

Thanks, Marcus. That was exactly what I was looking for.